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[Oxford University in 1856] How ancient is the aspect of these college quadrangles. So gnawed by time. Some crumbly, so blackened, so grey where they are not black, so quaintly shaped with here a line of battlements and there a row of Gables; and here a turret with probably a winding stair inside, and lattice windows with stone mullions and little panes of glass set in lead, and the cloisters ...
He was a great influence on author Herman Melville, who patterned his novel "Moby Dick" on Hawthorne's moralistic writings.
Stories about women who live in a strict household or society and are some how wronged by a father, husband, or lover.